Local digest: Puzzle party at the Morgan Hill library today


Spend Super Bowl Sunday solving puzzles
Test your puzzle solving skills at the 2nd Annual Silicon Valley
Puzzle Day with crossword and Sudoku tournaments for adults and
youth, non-competitive games and activities and a marketplace. The
event takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Morgan Hill
Library, 660 West Main Ave. Presented by Friends of the
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Tickets for ‘Bach to Blues’ on sale now

Anyone looking forward to a high energy evening of music and dance can reserve tickets for “Bach to Blues 2008.” Now in its fifth consecutive year, is an annual showcase of regional talent, featuring Gavilan College faculty and students and performers from the community. This year’s lineup includes pianist Maria Amirkhanian, guitarist John Garcia, blues vocalist Nate Pruitt with his band, Primary Colors, Art Juncker with the Gavilan College Performance Ensemble, and flamenco guitarist Alberto Marques.

For the first time, the evening will include a performance by dancer Kathryn Waggoner with the Gavilan College Dance Ensemble. In a new tradition, the show will begin with a performance by the winner of the Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition, which takes place the prior week.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Gavilan College Theater, 5055 Santa Terese Blvd.

Tickets are on sale at the Gavilan College Bookstore, Porcella’s Music, The Music Tree, and Gavilan College locations in Morgan Hill and Hollister.

V.I.P. Seating is $30 (includes premiere seating and a welcome gift), general admission is $15, and seniors and students are $10.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.svpuzzle.org.

Discover adoption and foster care

Rebekah Children’s Services is holding its monthly Orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Anyone interested in learning how to become an adoptive or foster parent should attend. There are 80,000 children in foster care throughout California who need families. Could they be waiting for yours? Come and learn about the children, our programs, financial support, and training. Please RSVP seating is limited.

Details: www.sccvote.org or call toll-free (866) 430-VOTE [8683].

Volunteers needed for February election

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters still needs more than 1,000 citizen volunteers to serve as election officers in the Feb. 5 Presidential Primary Election. This is the first time that the Presidential Primary Election has been held this early and that has made recruiting election officers more challenging.

Election officers are needed throughout the county, especially the areas of Gilroy, Cupertino, Saratoga and Mountain View. There is also a critical need for more than 100 Spanish bilingual election officers.

Anyone who is registered to vote in the state of California can become an election officer. They are paid a stipend of $95 or more, and can also earn an extra stipend for bilingual skills. Bilingual election officers must be fluent in English and one of the following federally mandated languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Tagalog.

Experience is not necessary as training is provided.

High school students who would like to be involved in the election process can participate in the Student Election Officer Program. Students must be at least 16 years old with a minimum 2.5 grade point average, receive permission from their school and parents or guardians. Student election officers have the same responsibilities and receive the same stipends as other election officers.

Details: English at (408) 299-7655, Spanish at (408) 282-3095, students at (408) 282-3091.

Lily Holbrook hits the stage at Sue’s

Lily Holbrook’s sweetly provocative voice snags your soul 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at Sue’s Coffee Roasting Company, 7501 Monterey St.


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